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Oakland-Based Imperfect Will Sell Only "Ugly" Fruits And Vegetables

By Meera Dolasia on May 17, 2015
Oakland-Based Imperfect Will Sell Only "Ugly" Fruits And Vegetables

Similar to humans, produce comes in different shapes and sizes. Yet, chances are you have probably never encountered a gnarly looking carrot or an apple with "character" at your local grocery store or farmers market. That's because any fruit or vegetable that looks different from what is considered "normal" is deemed undesirable and automatically tossed out!

Love A Good Bargain? You May Change Your Mind After Reading This

By Meera Dolasia on May 13, 2015
Love A Good Bargain? You May Change Your Mind After Reading This

How often have you walked out from your favorite store with a great sense of accomplishment for snagging an incredible pair of jeans or a gorgeous dress for next to "nothing?" However, would you feel as smug if you knew that the person who made it works in an unsafe environment and gets paid next to "nothing?" This was what the folks at advocacy group Fashion Revolution recently decided to put to test in Berlin, Germany.

Brown Researchers Believe Gamers Are Able To Learn Visual Tasks Faster Than Non-Gamers

By Shariqua Ahmed on May 6, 2015
Brown Researchers Believe Gamers Are Able To Learn Visual Tasks Faster Than Non-Gamers

As gaming moves from just a casual pastime to becoming a more significant part of our lives, researchers are getting increasingly curious to find out how it affects learning. A 2011 Michigan study indicated that playing video games sparks imagination and fosters creativity. A more recent study concluded that gamers have better visual skills and other cognitive abilities. Now there is some evidence that gaming not only augments visual skills, but also, helps speed up the learning process.

Celebrate Mother's Day - It's Good For Mom And The Economy!

By Meera Dolasia on May 5, 2015
Celebrate Mother's Day - It's Good For Mom And The Economy!

On Sunday May 10th, the approximately 85 million moms that reside in the United States will celebrate Mother's Day. This means a one-day role reversal, where moms get to enjoy all the things kids take for granted - like sleeping in and getting fed. While the special woman in your life is bound to be grateful for making her day special, so will the officials of the United States.

Stanford Scientists Reprogram Dangerous Cancer Cells To Immune Cells

By Allegra Staples on May 4, 2015
Stanford Scientists Reprogram Dangerous Cancer Cells To Immune Cells

A team of scientists from California's Stanford University recently announced that they may have accidently stumbled on a way to reprogram certain cancerous cells to turn against their own! The breakthrough came about when the group led by Ravi Majeti was researching Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) cancer cells.

Pittsburgh Woman Creates Gender Pay Gap Awareness By Asking Men To Pay More

By June Liu on May 2, 2015
Pittsburgh Woman Creates Gender Pay Gap Awareness By Asking Men To Pay More

At first sight, Elana Schlenker's pop-up store, Less Than 100, which was open in Pittsburgh during the month of April appeared just like any other gift store. However, when shoppers went to pay, they were in for a surprise. That's because while men paid full price, women received a 24% discount.

Why No Fans Were Allowed At This MLB Game In Baltimore

By Meera Dolasia on May 1, 2015
Why No Fans Were Allowed At This MLB Game In Baltimore

In this era when baseball fans flock to cheer their favorite players even during spring training, April 29th's game between the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox was a little unusual. That's because for the first time in the history of the four major American professional sports leagues the game was played in an intentionally empty stadium.

Two-Year-Old Tank Wins Drake University's 36th "Most Beautiful Bulldog" Contest

By Meera Dolasia on April 29, 2015
Two-Year-Old Tank Wins Drake University's 36th "Most Beautiful Bulldog" Contest

Every year, bulldogs from across the country make their way to Des Moines, Iowa to participate in Drake University's "beautiful bulldog" contest. In addition to the bragging rights that come with the title, the winner also gets to serve as the mascot of the prestigious Drake Relays - the nation's second oldest track event.

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